A Boring World Where the Concept of Dirty Jokes Doesn’t Exist is definitely the most high-profile “what the fuck” anime of the season, and I say high-profile because I think the last two uncensored minutes of Okusama Seito Kaichou kinda take that title for this season and the next five years – but that´s besides the point. A Boring World Where the Concept of Dirty Jokes Doesn´t Exist, hereby shortened as Shimoneta is stupid, it´s dumb, but it might also be poking fun of the seemingly sexless Japan and just how important sex knownledge and everything it implies is. It´s crazy and inappropriate, but strangely educational.
If you´re gonna watch Shimoneta, you better take your “mature” cap off and embrace your inner horny fourteen year old boy, because man oh man, you aren´t going to last long if you don´t – if you can do this however, Shimoneta will be stupidly hilarious, because a concept like “any mention of anything sexual will be punishable by law and oh, now there are sex terrorists terrorizing the folk with porn magazine” really can´t go anywhere else.
I actually really liked the first episode of Shimoneta, and that´s weird, because I usually wouldn´t touch this kind of humor with a stick – I think the difference of this and every other dirty joke-ridden anime is that this one actually has energy, a whole lot of that, and it´s fun and fast, and the characters are actually likeable.
This might sound a bit insane, but I also feel like Shimoneta is a subtle commentary on Japan´s society and how it´s seen as a “straight face workaholic anti-repoduction” society of work and strange obscure porn – while also showing us just how important sex ed is.
For one, the students at this highschool don´t even know how a baby is made, leading them to believe anything anyone says, thus making them ignorant on the humans most basic need: sex. And as our female heroine says, there´s nothing to be ashamed of. It´s strange, but dick jokes aside, this might be the anime with the biggest message of this whole entire season.
Or maybe I´m just looking too far into it, and maybe this really is just a dumb-but-fun show filled with panties and masturbation. I´ll look forward to it, because it definitely caught me by surprise.